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Old 11-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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drifting??

Does anyone on this forumn drift race?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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When I have the time and place. There's not a lot of places here. And events are too few.
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When I have the time and place. There's not a lot of places here. And events are too few.
For the suspension build did u put cornering parts on or is there actual drift suspension packs u can buy like there r for drag racing?
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The only tweak I do on any car I setup for drift is coil overs, camber plates and adjustable control arms. Negative camber will help you corner while sliding.
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The only tweak I do on any car I setup for drift is coil overs, camber plates and adjustable control arms. Negative camber will help you corner while sliding.
Oh ok. What about tubilar a-arms? And hollow sway bars?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:00 AM   #6
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Well, more less it depends on your ride and your driving habits, how you shift the weight, etc. My Mustang has the OEM 35mm hollow sway bars, my front Lca's are plated at the bottom for reinforcement. Tubular would be better especially if they are adjustable. I still need subframe connectors, I can still feel it tripping over itself around a corner. The '11 GT's suspension because of it's weight is kinda clumsy.

My S13 on the other hand has a complete suspension. Coil overs, tubular adjustable control arms, solid sway bars, adjustable torsion bars, solid subframe bushings and STB's. 10 year old suspension and its still as tight as day one. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration. She still got it is all I'm saying. One problem I've encountered with an over stiffened suspension is the body has very little flex and even with IRS when there's a serious throttle induced weight shift, the lighter wheel comes off the ground slightly.

I was horsing around on the feeder road with my S13 vs. my buddies Miata and we hit a dip in the road and my S13 caught about a foot of air and when it hit the ground there was no body scrape it was solid.
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Ah gotcha. What city do u live in? Cuz I'm trying to find people that love drifting as much as me. Everyone around me only likes drag racing.
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Corpus Christi, Tx. I'm just about as far south as possible.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #9
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Ya I see... I'm in michigan...:'(. lol
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Hahaha.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:55 AM   #11
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Hahaha.
Ya... lol and since michigan is mostly muscle/drag teritorry there isn't much drifting. But I love the sport so im trying to build my mustang for it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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my goal is to figure out this guys setup. His sixxer is virtually stock engine wise so i'm happy to see it do so well.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #13
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my goal is to figure out this guys setup. His sixxer is virtually stock engine wise so i'm happy to see it do so well.

I've watched that guys video a number of times. That v6 is sick! I bet he swapped out all his suspension for tubular and changed his control arms. I can do this with my v6 but not as well. just take ur v6 up to beginning of redline turn the wheel slightly and dump the clutch. Shell drift or just slide.
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Can anyone on here that actually drifts give me a detailed list of what suspension parts I want for mu car?
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If you have an S197 Mustang, you might want to head over to S197Forums. There's a guy doing it with his, he might be able to help you out.
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If you have an S197 Mustang, you might want to head over to S197Forums. There's a guy doing it with his, he might be able to help you out.
I have a sn95 stang.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #17
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i'd start with a proper rear end if you want to drift...that and a better gearing setup. if i recall sn95 v6's have a 2:73 rear stock and that's no bueno for drifting
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i'd start with a proper rear end if you want to drift...that and a better gearing setup. if i recall sn95 v6's have a 2:73 rear stock and that's no bueno for drifting
Ya imma want 3:73 or 4:10.
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Ya imma want 3:73 or 4:10.
my dream car is an ae86...mainly for the 4:30 gears stock in the top end model lol. such a fun little drift car...

you'll also wanna stiffen your car up a good bit. things like sub frame connectors and a rear shock tower brace would help for cheap
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my dream car is an ae86...mainly for the 4:30 gears stock in the top end model lol. such a fun little drift car...

you'll also wanna stiffen your car up a good bit. things like sub frame connectors and a rear shock tower brace would help for cheap
I used to have one. In the top right corner of the pic below. The city of Corpus Christi got on my *** about the unsavory amount of vehicles I had in my backyard. I had to sell them.


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I used to have one. In the top right corner of the pic below. The city of Corpus Christi got on my *** about the unsavory amount of vehicles I had in my backyard. I had to sell them.

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so sad...there's a local one in town rotting away i could buy. however it's the coupe and well i don't have the love for them like i do the hatch
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so sad...there's a local one in town rotting away i could buy. however it's the coupe and well i don't have the love for them like i do the hatch
Yeah, everyone wants the hatchi. There's like 2 of them in town here. Both have black tops 16V's.
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a buddy of mine gave me a drag suspension list to do to my stang if I was to go drag racing (I'm not) but shuld I swap any of these parts for my drift setup?

** panhard bar, safety loop, torque arm, rear lower control arms (I want upper and lower correct?), drag shocks (what kind of shocks will help my setup?), and both shock & strut braces **
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #24
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After reading 1 slow stangs stickie ik what suspension im putting under my car. Imma start with the budget build. And im leaving my engine stock for now. At least until my suspension is past the budget build.
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